MBTI – STACKS Basics (Part 5)

PREVIOUS: Stacks – #4

SITE: Developing Type over Time (re. 4 functions)




STACKS can be understood as either:
a. an ABILITY-
describing how well or poorly we’re able to express each preference.
EXP:  For INFPs, the ‘Mediators’, their Auxiliary is Ne (externalized Intuition) & Tertiary is Si (internalized Sensing), so they may not notice their surroundings very well – being so much in their head – because these 2 functions interfere with each other. However, INFPs are very gifted at absorbing how others feel, & can empathize
indicates the intensity of & way we want the functions to be used, rather than how well we can use them, as in exp. a.
So ENTPs, the ‘Designers’, with Ne-DOM & Ti-TER, will want to focus most of their energy thinking up (T) creative/innovative ideas (N)

⬇️ CHART: The 2 AXES of Personality show the purpose of each preference combo:
🚦The vertical indicates the CORE of the Self. A person’s INF complements as well as challenges the DOM, so if/when these opposing forces are developed & integrated, it allows the True Self to individuate (S & I).
EXP: At worst, an ENFJ or ESFJ with the Fe-Dom / Ti-Inf combo can easily be cunning & manipulative if they have intense empathy along with a cynical outlook on life.

🚥 The horizontal defines ones IDENTITY, & if the person matures, the True Self can become visible. This axis is about relationships, indicating how we want to treat others & be of help, as well as being treated by them & receiving help. This works by the ability to notice – at a glance – the motivations & intentions of others.

REVIEW: Perceiving (P) is how the brain takes in information, &
Judging (J) is how we make decisions based on that info.
These are the brain’s most basic functions, along with keeping us alive – such as telling us to eat & breathe.

The 8 cognitive functions (S,N,T,F) form stacks ⬇️, based on Carl Jung’s Personality Type theory, which accounts for the fundamental differences in our personalities. Over a lifetime a person can develop all functions to a reasonable level, but the order of the stack cannot change.

This CHART ➡️ lists the 16 MBTI personalities by Order of Preference (stack) for each type.

NOTE –  Pairs of Types (the NFs, the STs….) have their preferences in the same order, but on opposite sides of the E-I center line, which makes all the difference in how we present ourselves, & how others experience us.

MBTI STEREOTYPES – we too often see other Cognitive Function types thru the lens of our own type’s bias. (Circles by Erik Thor)
▪︎ J
are not normally constrained or compulsive, but proactive
unless in P mode, then seem reactive, losing their initiative
▪︎ Ps are not reactive or a push-overs, but adaptive
–  unless in J mode, then seem overly constrained. Normally, they do have strong control over their own life & decisions

▪︎ Is
are not passive, but are normally very active & calculated – unless trying to act like Es, then seem rushed & restless
▪︎ Es are not rushed or restless, but steady, calm, & mobile, who can make quick decisions calmly & rationally
unless in I mode, then seem passive & disengaged

▪︎ Ss tend to see Ns as naive or unrealistic, BUT actually have a very broad perspective.
– IF an Si is in N mode they seem naive
▪︎ Ns tend to see Ss as shallow, BUT are actually very realistic.
– IF an Ni is in S mode, then seem shallow & superficial

▪︎ Ts
tend to see Fs as weak, BUT are actually deeply connected to other people.
– IF a Ti is in F mode, they seem hurt & vulnerable
▪︎ Fs tend to see Ts as cold, BUT they actually do have strong emotions.
– IF an Fi is in T mode, they seem unemotional & insensitive

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OVERVIEW & comparison of the 2 Perceiving functions


OVERVIEW & comparison of the 2 Perceiving functions


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